When it comes to nails in Japan there is no one better than Kiho Watanabe. A renowned nail artist with six salons in Tokyo since 2009. “Watanabe sees Manicures not merely as a touch of style to the fingertips but an extension of the care we dedicate to our hair, and clothing.” She has taken this philosophy and applied it to her own brand uka. She created uka nail oil and a line of hair and body care to help women in today's busy world pamper themselves just as they would feel in one of her spas.
Watanabe's nail oils are one of the most prestigious in Japan and can be found in the purses and vanities of A-listers and have reached a kind-of cult status. Designed with a series of scents for re-application throughout the day, on pressure points surrounding your face as well as your cuticles and nail beds. From energizing Yuzu in the morning to romantic rose and calming lavender in the evening, each nail oil is named after a time that is best suited for use. Massage into fingers and hands. This new type of nail and hand care, compact, and easily incorporated into daily life.
uka nail & lip balm is inspired by phytotherapy, which taps into the power of plants to enhance the body’s wellness and beauty. By using natural and organic ingredients uka has created a variety of function and delicious flavours. You can use the balm as a usual to moisturize and sooth lips, however they can also be applied to your hands and nails. The rich balm glides on and absorbs quickly to provide lasting moisture without feeling heavy.
This hair care line is dedicated to uka’s mission— "for you to always have a healthy scalp and stunning hair as if you just walked out of a salon".
uka’s approach to hair care starts with the scalp. The Deep & Light is a signature scalp cleanser that lifts dirt, cleans pores and enhances overall scalp heath, preventing hair loss, dry scalp and dandruff.
Next is time for shampoo and Hair treatment. uka has two choices based on your hair type. The first is the Wake up!, designed for flat hair Wake up! provides bounce and lift. The other option is Nighty night, designed to reduce frizz and add hold making the hair easier to control.
Lastly make Sure to blow dry your hair after washing. All of uka’s Hair products contain γ-docosalactone which thermally reacts with amino acids to create strength and resilience, with heat from a blow drier.If your want to try uka for your self you can shop here or come feel the effects in person at one of our stores!